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  • "Good Advice Usually Comes for Free" and Other Insights To Help You Excel

    • Jan 12, 2022

    To help neuroscientists advance in the face of increased competition, the authors of In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a Neuroscience Career present the “critical success indicators for a career in academic neuroscience,” including mobility, networking, building a CV, seeking advice, and outreach.

  • Success in Academia: Different Strategies for Different Stages

    • Jan 12, 2022

    Your to-do list in academia is long; you have to secure funding, publish, teach, manage your time, manage others, and somehow find time for a personal life. How do you prioritize these demands? How do you determine if you’re prioritizing successfully?

  • Resume and CV Design: Tips for Graduate Students

    • Dec 9, 2021

    Building an effective resume or CV is crucial in landing your ideal job. Knowing what to include and how to include it is the first step to a successful job hunt.

  • Tips for Submitting Your NIH Grant Application

    • Dec 2, 2021

    Correctly submitting your NIH grant application is just as important as writing it. Follow these practical steps to make sure your application successfully travels through the submission process.

  • Embracing Change: How One Neuroscientist Took Charge of His Career Path

    • Nov 11, 2021

    Kenneth Maynard is a global program leader at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this interview, he discussed a variety of topics, including his own career path and how others can work in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Master the Process for Preparing NIH Grant Applications

    • Nov 11, 2021

    Are you applying for an NIH grant? Follow these steps from Neuronline to help you prepare your application.

  • From Preparing to Negotiating: Ways to Land a Senior Academic Position

    • Oct 25, 2021

    Set yourself up for success in securing a senior academic position by knowing how to promote your work, seek out opportunities, interview, and negotiate. Follow these tips from Neuronline to get started.

  • IWiN Course: Creating a Favorable Work Climate

    • Oct 25, 2021

    Learn about what makes an inclusive work environment in the Creating a Favorable Work Climate course, created by SfN’s Increasing Women in Neuroscience (IWiN) project with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • Ranu Jung on Neural Engineering and Her Philosophy Behind Bringing Discoveries to Humans

    • Oct 8, 2021

    Ranu Jung designs neural engineering projects that drive the process of transforming basic discoveries into clinical applications. In this interview she explains how collaborative projects can at once advance the understanding of the brain and the development of medical devices.

  • Tips for Mentoring the Next Generation

    • Oct 4, 2021

    Learn how mentors can best adapt their advice to a changing field and prepare the next generation of neuroscientists.

  • The 10 Constants Throughout a Changing Career

    • Oct 4, 2021

    Ups and downs, achievements and challenges - your career will be full of them. Through these changes, there will be some constants. Knowing these will help you successfully advance your career. Contemplate these constants to keep you grounded and true to your character and interests as your career transforms.

  • Planning for the Future: Individual Development Plans

    • Sep 21, 2021

    Individual Development Plans (IDPs) help mentors and mentees create customized goals and draw a training map that allows them to measure success. Find out how an NIH representative, a program director, and a graduate student use IDPs to create opportunities for career success.

  • How to Be Your Best at Networking

    • Sep 16, 2021

    Networking is crucial to establishing and growing in your career. Whether you plan to work in academia your entire career or switch paths and work beyond the bench, your network is vital. Head to Neuronline for tips on building the best network.

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Mentoring Relationship

    • Sep 9, 2021

    The qualities of a good protégé include effective communication, trust, flexibility, patience, openness, optimism, and persistence. Check out these tips to get the most out of your mentorship.

  • Communicating Your Science to the Non Expert

    • Sep 2, 2021

    As a neuroscientist, your research could benefit all of humanity, yet it’s so hard to talk about with the very people who it could help.  Watch this Neuronline webinar for advice on talking about your research in a way that legislators, health advocates, reporters, and others can understand.

  • Creating Individual Development Plans: A How-To Guide

    • Sep 2, 2021

    Read tips on Neuronline to help you say yes or no with greater confidence and ease the next time you're approached to take on a project you don't have the capacity for.

  • Vivian Mushahwar on Challenging Herself in Spinal Cord Injury Research

    • Aug 10, 2021

    Vivian Mushahwar designs rehabilitation interventions for people with spinal cord injuries. Read about her career path in detail, how mentors have guided her, and her advice for trainees on discovering your passion, choosing a faculty position, and navigating challenges as a woman in science.

  • Gentry Patrick on Building Pathways for Students to Find Their STEM Identities

    • Aug 4, 2021

    Gentry Patrick is the director of mentorship and diversity at the University of California at San Diego. In the interview, learn how he continues to educate others to use their platform as science educators to empower young scientists.

  • Conveying the Excitement of Scientific Discovery Through Fiction

    • Jul 26, 2021

    Now retired from a career in neuroscience, Nick Ingoglia has been working toward writing a novel that combines neuroscience research with the fictional lives of a diverse group of characters. In this interview, Ingoglia shares how he incorporates his research experience into his writing, what he hopes audiences take away from his novels, and tips for scientists looking to explore a writing career.

  • Breaking the Stigma: Neuroscientists Prioritizing Our Own Mental Health as a Community

    • Jul 14, 2021

    Poor mental health among academics and researchers has long been a problematic and pervasive issue but, until recently, it has largely been ignored or even denied. Watch this webinar that aims to destigmatize mental health struggles among SfN members, discuss the prevalence and manifestation of various mental illnesses among neuroscientists, and start the conversation about how we as a community can better support ourselves and each other.